November 10, 1936 – September 23, 2021
Wilda Mae Decuir Cali, a native of Franklin and longtime resident of Patterson, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Frank J. Cali Sr.; her grandson, Scott Joseph Leonard; her father, Emile Decuir; her mother, Eliska Prosper Decuir Rice; three brothers, Martin “Guy” Decuir, Murphy Decuir, and Emick “Mickey” Decuir; and three sisters, Peggy Borel, Regina Prevost, and Dorothy “Dot” Robicheaux.
A loving and devoted mother to her children, Tina Cali Leonard and her husband Russell Paul Leonard and Frank J. “Chip” Cali Jr. and his wife Catherine Loupe Cali, and a doting Nana to her granddaughter, Mary Frances Cali, Wilda is also survived by two sisters, Mildred Thibodeaux and Doris Giroir; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Wilda was a beautiful lady inside and out and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The family would like to thank Journey Hospice and her devoted caregivers, Wilda Riles, Jackie LeJeune, and Vickie Ford, who we could not have done without.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1011 First Street, Patterson, LA 70392 or Church of the Assumption, 211 Iberia Street, Franklin, LA 70538.
Due to the current circumstances, the family has chosen to hold a private Rosary Service and Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson for immediate family followed by private committal service in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Celebrant for the Mass will be Father Herb Bennerfield with Father Angelo Cremaldi and Father Oneil Landry concelebrating. The funeral will be live streamed for those who wish to participate virtually. To view the live stream of the services please visit Ibert’s Mortuary’s YouTube Channel beginning Wednesday, September 29th, at 1:30 p.m.
Family and friends may view the obituary online by visiting www.iberts.com and are encouraged to share their condolences, cherished memories, love, and support for the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395-7873.